Liberal Governor Resigns

Ricardo Rosselló, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, announced on Wednesday that he will resign on Aug. 2, after more than a week of massive protests calling for his ouster over leaked obscene, misogynistic online chats.

Rosselló took to Facebook Wednesday to announce that his resignation will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice confirmed to Fox News Tuesday that search warrants had been issued in an investigation into the governor and 11 of his aides over whether they committed any crimes related to offensive, obscenity-laden online chats that were released.

The leaked conversations reportedly showed the governor mocking women, homosexuals, political opponents and victims of Hurricane Maria.